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October 23, 1739 England declares war on Spain. Commonly called the War of Jenkins Ear. Robert Jenkins lost his ear to Spanish raiders who boarded his ship, the Rebecca, in 1731. After addressing the Lower House in 1738, and holding up a bloody ear, war was declared on Spain.
  Fort Frederica
October 23, 1794 Richard Banks born, Elbert County, Georgia
  Banks County, Georgia
October 23, 1822 Cherokee council passes a law that states "...Resolved by the National Committee and Members of the Council, That the Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation, will not meet any Commissioners of the United States to hold a treaty with them on the subject of making cession of lands the property of the Cherokee Nation, as we are determined hereafter never to make any cessions of lands, having not more than sufficient for our Nation and posterity." This law made the Treaty of New Echota invalid and illegal.
October 23, 1945 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to play for the Montreal Royals.
  Jackie Robinson
October 23, 1971 Coca-Cola introduces "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," one of its best remembered campaigns
  Coca-Cola
October 23, 1972 Cumberland Island is designated a National Seashore
October 23, 1983 While staying at the Augusta National Golf Club President Reagan is told of the car bomb attack on the U. S. Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon
  City of Augusta, Georgia
October 23, 1997 The body of 11-year old Levi Frady is found in the Dawson Forest
  Levi Frady
October 23, 2006 Ibrahim Dimson and Edmund Duhaney, accused of plotting to sell Coca-Cola trade secrets pleaded guilty on all charges.
October 23, 2009 American United Bank of Lawrenceville fails. Its assets are purchased from the FDIC by Ameris Bank
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